Monday, August 23, 2010

Vicksburg and Wool Crazy

Here's the quilt I finished last week. This was the Vicksburg BOM from Dawn. The back is the same as the swags, which was the rich blue floral I posted a few days ago.

My machine quilting is a bit folksy- not perfect by a long shot, but I'm happy with the end result. I gave it to a newly married couple and I hope they like it.

Here's the start of my Wool Crazy round robin. Kaaren asked if I'd be interested and of course, I jumped right in! Paulette and Karen are the other participants. My theme is all things summer.



This was my first base which I opted to redo. I felt like i had too many pieces for the foundation that would be distracting to the applique and stitching. I think a little applique and lots of embroidery will make this a fun one to work on myself.



I tried a few of the zucchini recipes. Thumbs up on the stuffed zucchini and the quick zucchini saute. I'm having another flush of them so I'll be trying a few more. Thank you for those who sent links or posted recipes.

22 comments:

  1. Your finished quilt is amazing - and it looks great. How will you bear to give it away? The quilting is just great!
    The wool project is looking good. I love the flag.

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  2. What a lovely gift!!! I think your machine quilting looks great - it looks like you did quite a lot of quilting - you've been busy! I'm looking forward to seeing the progress on both your new wool projects.

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  3. Oh Lori, Your quilt is beautiful and machine quilting is wonderful. How neat that you are giving this treasure to special people. Thank you for sharing your lovely work!

    Carolyn

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  4. Lucky couple to receive a quilt as a gift. It was beautiful and I think the quilting was great. You also save a pretty penny doing it yourself.

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  5. I love the quilt and I'm sure the recipients will also! The quilting looks great as well. It is really an awesome quilt. Good luck with the zuchinni - hee hee! DS wanted to know if I wanted any - they have an overload. Of course, they are in Oregon, so I declined.

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  6. L-O-V-E that quilt, Lori!!! It's awesome.

    Now that I've seen your Wool Crazy pincushion, I can start to think about what I'm going to add to it...and I think I already know what it's going to be. Hurry up Mr. Postman!

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  7. Your Vicksburg quilt is wonderful! The machine quilting looks good too. I need to dig my blocks out, see where I left off, and get busy on it.

    I like the second wool crazy base better than the first. I need to think about what I might add to it.

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  8. Your finished quilt is wonderful. It is sweet of you to gift it after all the work you put in. Lucky couple!!

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  9. what a gorgeous album style quilt and lucky newlyweds to be receiving it as a gift~!!~

    seeing the wool crazy quilt base makes me want to sit and stitch a bit . . .

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  10. Love your wool crazy that you are doing with the other gals:)

    Your quilt is gorgeous and I think your quilting is too!! I really love the colors in the whole quilt.

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  11. just beautiful, what an amazing gift, would be hard for me to give it away!
    thewool crazy swap looks like a lot of fun!
    great start!

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  12. Picking up a quilt that has been quilted is just the best feeling. Especially when its a geourgous as that one. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Such a beautiful quilt Lori, and the quilting looks fantastic. Oh boy, do I have a lot of practising to do before I can do something half that good ;-(.
    The idea for the pincushion swap is great, I can't wait to see those pincushions 'develop'.

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  14. The Vicksburg quilt is absolutely gorgeous! And your quilting looks fantastic. Lucky couple!

    I'll be eager to see how the wool project develops.

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  15. Your quilt is just beautiful. Very lucky couple to get that quilt!

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  16. This is a lovely quilt. Lucky couple you gave it to. I hope they do appreciate it!

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  17. Wow, the quilt looks fantastic, how generous to be gifting it. Your quilting is really lovely. I'm going to enjoy following along with the wool round robin.

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  18. your Vicksburg turned out fantabulous, Lori!! Such a lucky couple to recieve this quilt. I am sure that they will just love it.
    Am following the wool crazy RR with great interest. Love your start as well. Now to get back to my WC block. With the cooler weather, it makes me think all I want to stitch are my wool projects!
    Karen

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  19. Lori, your quilt is gorgeous! I'm sure it will be treasured.

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  20. Your Vicksburg is gorgeous! I love the quilting. What a wonderful gift it will be.
    I like the start of your wool crazy. It will be great fun to do! :)

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  21. I love the beginnings of your pincushion! How much fun will that be to see what everyone adds! Your quilt is gorgeous, I bet the wool was so much fun to work with.

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  22. Your Vicksburg quilt is amazing. How neat that you did it in wool. I am thinking about doing the next BOM of Dawn's in wool.
    I saw your pincushion at Kaaren's and she added some cute things to it.

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